Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “business cycle”

business cycle

noun [C]
 
 
( also economic cycle, also trade cycle)
ECONOMICS, FINANCE a period during which a country's economy goes from growth to recession (= a time when business conditions are bad) and back to growth: The typical business cycle is three to five years. We hope to maintain a budget surplus right through the present downturn in the business cycle.
(Definition of business cycle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of business cycle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More